Bug 201345 - GDM repeatedly tries to restart itself.
GDM repeatedly tries to restart itself.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
: 202265 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 181386 181509 203411
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Reported: 2006-08-04 11:16 EDT by Bob Relyea
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-21 13:20:34 EST
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Description Bob Relyea 2006-08-04 11:16:25 EDT
Description of problem:

Sometimes, after enabling smart card login, GDM will forget that it's already
running, or that the user is already logged in, and try to continually restart

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
 devel, fc6 test 2.

How reproducible:

Hard to reproduce. I have only seen this on a fresh install when enabling
smartcard login.

Additional info on how to reproduce would be helpful.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-08-11 17:08:54 EDT
*** Bug 202265 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-08-11 17:09:38 EDT
Hi Bob L.,

do you have any idea what triggers the bug?
Comment 3 Bob Lord 2006-08-11 17:33:02 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> Hi Bob L.,
> do you have any idea what triggers the bug?

With only two manifestations of this problem, I'm sad to report I don't have
much to go on.

I'm a magnet for bugs like this, so I'll keep an eye out for clues the next time
this happens. 
Comment 9 Bob Relyea 2006-08-21 16:08:52 EDT
The x86_64 version of thie problem appears to be a pam issue. The above crash is
from sudo.

Comment 10 Bob Relyea 2006-08-21 20:58:46 EDT
Bugzilla Bug 203411 "pam_pkcs11 (and thus all login apps) crash when Smart Card
login is turned on (64 bit)" has been created to handle the continuing crashing
issue on x86_64. This bug can return to "gdm decides to suddenly startup on it's

Unfortunately it's also back to 'hard to reproduce' as well.

Comment 12 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-11-20 16:23:01 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 13 Chandrasekar Kannan 2006-11-21 13:20:34 EST
per bug council on 11/17,

team agreed that this bug is not reproducible anymore. 

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